Maier to Discuss Insider Threats and NISPOM
Change 2 at ABA Webinar
National Security partner and US Army Colonel Mark Maier will be speaking at the ABA Webinar entitled, “Constructing a Program to Deter, Detect and Mitigate Insider Threats and Comply with NISPOM Change 2” on September 21, 2016. This 90-minute program considers the recent Change 2 to the Department of Defense’s National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), which addresses the risks insiders pose to national security. Insiders are closest in proximity to targeted assets, have authorized access to people, facilities, and IT systems/data and can cause severe harm to national security more readily than outside actors.
The Change 2 requires government contractors with facility clearances to gather, integrate and report a wide range of relevant personal information on potential or actual insider threats, as well as, deter, detect and mitigate the risk of an insider threat. Providers of critical infrastructure especially electricity utilities, telecommunications carriers and technology leaders who address such threats can help protect against the loss or misuse of proprietary information.
The requirements and questions the session will cover include:
- What are best practices for gathering relevant data on potential insider threats and ascertaining whether it is credible?
- What level of monitoring is expected inside as well as outside the workplace?
- What are the legal, privacy and HR protections that should be in place in establishing an effective program?
- What are effective deterrence and mitigation strategies against the risk of insider threats?
Cleared government contractors must have a written program plan in place to begin implementing insider threat requirements of Change 2 by November 30, 2016. Creating a successful plan will require collaboration between legal, technical, security, HR and other areas across the enterprise.